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Introduction to the Buddhism of Tibet

Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017
Organiser: South Asia Institute
Karl Jaspers Center for Transcultural Studies

This series of lectures attempts an overview of the Buddhism of Tibet from its introduction to present times. The topics addressed will include: The path of the bodhisattva and Tantric Buddhism, the early history of Tibet, the early and the latter spread of Buddhism, Nyingmapas and Bonpos, Atiśa and Rin chen bzang po, lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, canonical collections (Kanjur and Tanjur), Tibetan Buddhist literature.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Michael Torsten Wieser Much Ph.D. 1983 at the former Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna; working there (with breaks) since 1977; Humboldt- scholarship, Inst. of Indology, Hamburg 1985/86; was guest teacher at the Universities of Prague, Budapest and London; is regularly active in the Erasmus and CEEPUS exchange programs; currently (and deputy study program director) at the Dept. of South Asian, Tibetan, and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna; co-editor of the Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde; publications in the field of the epistemological tradition of Buddhist philosophy.

Course Schedule
Mo. 13.11., 9-11 a.m. (R. 002), 4-6 p.m. (R. 112)
Tu. 14.11., 9-11 a.m. & 2-4 p.m. (R. 212)
Wed. 15.11., 9-11 a.m. (R. 212)
Thu. 16.11., 4-6 p.m. (R. 002)
Fr. 17.11., 9 am - 1 p.m. (R. 002)



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